Photos of Ipomoea pandurata, Wild Potato Vine, Manroot, Man-of-the-Earth.

Ipomoea pandurata , Wild Potato Vine is a purple-stemmed vine with a very large, deep-set, starchy, difficult-to-dig root weighing up to 20 lbs (9.07 kg). Cherokee, Creek and Iroquois used root decoction as a diuretic, laxative, expectorant for coughs and ashtma. Powdered plant used in tea for headaches, indigestion. Root extract shown to have strong antimicrobial activity.

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